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The Scott Lucas NYE

Cheers to the big New Year’s celebrations across Chicago!  We spent ours as promised… following around Scott Lucas. There was a line around the block when we arrived at Metro at 9pm.  Scott Lucas and the Married Men came on at 9:15 sharp, and seemed fueled by the...

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Bright Beat on Bonnaroo

  We understand the hard work that goes into greening an event.  You need a carefully constructed program, coordination of many different teams, and a reliable staff to execute the responsible separation of hundreds of tons of waste from tens of thousands...

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Mofro is classic… and ON FIRE

  **WARNING:  If you are easily offended by Barbie dolls in provocative positions, you should NOT click the above music video link.  If you dig da FUNK, and want to laugh your ass off at the goofiest/funniest video I may have ever seen…. CHECK IT OUT. I have been...

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The Afghan Whigs

  A 2012 love letter… Those of us who remember the ‘90s may recall a certain Cincinnati band blowing our minds with an almost addictive psychedelic soul-punk sound.  Legions of fans and critics adored the Afghan Whigs, and have longed for a reunion since their...

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Miike Snow

  A 2012 preview… An unexpected standout for me at bonnaroo last year, I am looking forward to seeing the “Toxic” duo (plus Andrew Wyatt) at Lollapalooza, touring in support of their latest release, Happy to You.  Miike Snow is more than just some hot Swedish...

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The War On Drugs

  A 2012 preview… Their performance of “Come to the City” on David Letterman (click above to watch it!), clinched it for me.  I am PSCYCHED to see The War on Drugs at Lollapalooza!  This Philadelphia group combines blue-collar visions and personal ponderings with...

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Fela! The Inspiration… as told by a Queen.

  You’ve heard all about Fela! The Musical.  It’s an amazing broadway show that brings the godfather of Afrobeat and his music to life, inspiring audiences to rise up against intolerance and injustice. An unexpected dimension to this story, quite artistically...

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Quintessential Chicago Blues: Buddy at Buddy’s

Last night wrapped up Buddy Guy’s annual January residency at his club, Buddy Guy’s Legends.  Sixteen shows in all, at which you could count on his on-stage guitar theatrics and nightly walk through the crowd – and upstairs or outside – to let his axe holler straight...

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 noun \ˈkän(t)-sərt, ˈkän-ˌsərt\ 1: agreement in design or plan : union formed by mutual communication of opinion and views 2: a public performance (as of music or dancing)   I love concerts… watching the live performance of good music by talented artists,...

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